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Marketing Yourself Successfully in a Tough Job Market


Job Search

Once you have chosen your career, job search strategy development is a critical element to help you locate the best opportunity.  One of the most challenging tasks for many people is to seek a first or new position.  To better assist you in organizing the process, the Job Search can be broken down into a 5 Step process.  Each step requires you to complete different tasks but each is a critical learning for "career management" in later life.  Research tells us that you will probably change jobs anywhere from 5 -7 times in your career; understanding these 5 Steps is therefore essential to navigating your career successfully.  Click here to view this step-by-step process then come in to the CDC to discuss your specific search with a career counselor.  Developing a compelling cover letter and résumé is an essential element for your search as well as learning interview techniques that will win the job. 

To learn more about salary information for jobs that you may have an interest in, click here.

Full and Part time jobs are listed on a job posting board in SBA (outside the book store) and at online job boards such as Mass Commonwealth Employment Opportunities (CEO), VT JobLink, CT Job Central, and NY Career Zone state job boards, as well as Monster and Careerbuilder can also provide you career-related experience through skill development.  Another valuable source for local opportunities is the MassCIS Employer Locator.  Cooperative education experiences, volunteerism and full time/ part time jobs are also excellent sources of resume-building material, and can be found posted on the Job Board across from the Student Bookstore.


 Career Management 


Managing success in your career requires skills you can begin to develop by working with the Career Development Center.  Understanding goal setting and how you can advance once you locate that first opportunity are key skills to learn while you are here at BCC.